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Anna and Elsa Cake for Renni


Golf Gathering

Teddy Trossett tees off as family and friends gather in support. Some cupcakes and cookies I made for the gathering. 

Chocolate Truffle-filled white chocolate golf balls on chocolate or vanilla cupcakes with piped buttercream grass. 

Cookie platters: Lemon Poppyseed, Coconut, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal, and Sugar. 


I was honored to make this very special 40th birthday cake for my friend, Mike. I had free creative license with this one; although it didn’t take me long to figure out what I was going to do. You see, this friend is a math teacher, with a young family… and also the singer in an 80s cover band (Flux Capacitor sings in full 80s dress-clothes, hair, eye-liner, and all)! I love singing and dancing along whenever they play; but I also love math! I knew I wanted to incorporate both into this cake-especially after seeing this split picture of him:


So, here is what I came up with:



Vanilla cake with raspberry filling, vanilla buttercream, and fondant coated. The Super Pi symbol on top represents the mathematical side of Mike, the little notebook papers around the base (that describe the many ways that Mike is super), represent the teacher side, the wave boarder represents the family man side (family vacations on the beach), and of course, the figure in front represents Mike’s rocker side.




Happy Birthday, Mike!


Butterflies for Baby Talbot


Inspired by the textured butterflies on the invitation, this baby shower cake is full of texture!


Congratulations Jess & Mike! We can’t wait to meet Baby Girl Talbot!


A Dozen Pies for the Native Sons

Peeling and slicing.


Tossing and spicing.


Dough rolling, filling, syruping, top crusting.



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1 Dozen apple pies for the Native Sons’ birthday dinner.


Happy Birthday, American Legion


Cooperstown’s American Legion is celebrating their birthday today!


A nice corned beef and cabbage dinner was planned and I was asked to make their dessert. A half & half cake… that is half vanilla/half chocolate cake. This one has buttercream frosting and fondant decorations.

(The smiley face was completely unintentional and was not even noticeable until the picture was taken from this distance. Que Sera, Sera!)

Happy Birthday, American Legion! Thank you all for your service!

Army v. Navy Cake

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December 2013 Army v. Navy football cake


Primary Color Swirl Cookies


An old friend, made new again by social media (love it!), requested some cookies for her kids to take to school.



These brightly colored sugar cookies are really fun to make… and to eat! They will surely go over big with the twins and their classmates when celebrating summer birthdays at school!


And just to show how no two people are exactly alike, even twins, no two cookies are the same!


They are each original…right down to the core!

Happy Birthday to Elizabeth and Jacob!

Cake Among Cousins

Growing up, I didn’t know my father’s mother’s family. I didn’t even know my grandmother’s maiden name until I was probably in high school. This family had moved into our school district and told us they were related to us. No way! We didn’t know them, how could they be related to us? That’s when I finally realized what my grandmother’s maiden name was; and that yes, in fact, this family was related to us. However, I didn’t know that there were others out there. It wasn’t until the last couple of years that I started to research my ancestry. I began reaching out to family members that I knew were ‘out there’ but never knew growing up. I had asked about my grandmother’s family and was told to get in touch with a particular woman who would be able to introduce me to family members. I did, and I’m so glad I did! I learned that there are so many cousins out there; quite a few of which live fairly near to me. Facebook has been a great tool for me to begin to get to know all these new found cousins of mine.

One of my cousins asked me to make a cake for her daughter who was turning 15. She told me that she liked the color orange, that she was into singing, dancing, and enjoyed playing keyboard, saxophone, and clarinet, too. The design was left up to me, and this is what I came up with!:






It was great to finally meet a few of my cousins in person today and I can’t wait for the next time we can get together!

Happy Birthday, Miranda!

Heinekin and Hennessey Cake

I don’t drink alcohol that often and I really dislike beer and won’t do shots. So… if someone asked me to do Heineken with a double shot of Hennessey? Not gonna happen!… However, if they asked me to CREATE a Heineken bottle and Hennessey label out of sugar? Absolutely!!


Hand painted ‘bottle’ of Heineken, banners, and Hennessey label.

Happy Birthday, Nick!

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